Here is the programme for Hay Festival Segovia 2017, we look forward to welcoming you soon
Spanish writer Dolores Redondo, author of the international best-selling Baztán noir trilogy, talks to Ana Gavín about her latest book, Todo esto te daré (All this I will give you) and begins a reading of it which is continued by journalists and well-known figures from Segovia: the Mayoress of Segovia, Clara Luquero; the Territorial Delegate of the regional government of Castilla y León, Francisco Javier López-Escobar Anguiano; the General Director for Cultural Policies of the Regional Government of Castilla y León, Mar Sancho Sanz; Cultural Counsellor Marifé Santiago; Deputy for Culture and Tourism Sara Dueñas; the Director of the Public Library of Segovia, Luis García Méndez; Aurelio Martín (Promecal Segovia); Teresa Sanz (Spanish daily El Mundo); Jesús García Calero (Spanish daily ABC); Carlos Aganzo (regional daily El Norte de Castilla); Pedro Zuazua (Spanish daily El País); Alfredo Matesanz, Teresa Herranz, editor of El Adelantado) , Blanca García (Association of Booksellers), Geoffroy Gerard (IE University) and Oscar Saenz de Santamaría Gómez, Director General of Cultural Industries and Books). After the reading, there will be a Q&A session with representatives of book clubs from Segovia, as well as online platforms.
With sign language.
We all like to be told a good story. Visitors to this exhibition will be able to discover the new world of audiobooks. Storytel, the main platform for audiobooks in Europe, create four areas where the public can listen to passages from novels by Dolores Redondo, Ray Loriga, Richard Ford and Manuel Vilas, among others.
Joan Tarrida, publisher of Galaxia Gutenberg, and Jesús Ruiz Mantilla, author Yo, Farinelli, el capon, talk in La Granja about the most famous castrato in history. He was a baroque icon - responsible for introducing Italian opera into Spain, and the subject of Ruiz Mantilla’s novel. His 22-year-stay at the Borbón court began at this royal palace in Segovia, where he arrived to cure Philip V’s melancholy through music therapy. He stayed in his service and in Philip’s successor, Carlos III, until he sent him back to Italy. Followed by a concert of Baroque music.
A silent documentary of a day in the life of Berlin in the 1920s, capturing the chaotic times amid the Weimar Republic and juxtaposing the lives, rich and poor, in one of Europe’s most fascinating cities from early in the morning to the deepest night.
Length: 65 minutes
Director: Walter Ruttmann
Led by British Council teachers, participants share this emotional novel, her fifth for young adults.
Hector Monterrubio, Blanca García Sanz, Florencio Santos Galán, Fuencisla Valverde Abad, José Domingo Pardillos, Judith Pérez Mayo, Federico González Álvarez, Miguel Ángel Jiménez Galán, Guillermo Herrero
The Segovia Association of Booksellers provide a who’s who of the guests at this year’s Hay Festival Segovia 2017. The event will be introduced by Héctor Monterrubio, director of the Segovia Association of Booksellers and owner of Ícaro. Also participating will be representatives of the following Segovia bookshops: Antares, Diagonal, Punto y Línea, Intempestivos, Ícaro Segovia, Ícaro La Granja, Silver, Entre Libros, Cambra and Cervantes.
Four VIP passes will be lotteried during the event.
After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.
Length: 85 minutes.
Director: Wolfgang Staudt.
Directed not just at music teachers, this workshop consisting of two, two-hour courses, shows first how to analyse a piece of music (in this case Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye), breaking it down so that pupils can better understand and then learn to play it. In the second session, we teach how to tell a story through music. Both sessions will be accompanied by pianists.
Ahead of Hay Festival Segovia, this event with British Council teachers involves creative tasks and activities to explore the works of English writing authors attending the festival this year.
The British Council, in partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), presents this programme dedicated to the promotion of the best British short films.
Two workshops (at 12.30PM and 6PM) provide insight and understanding into how the Medici grand dukes of Florence used cultural commissions to celebrate their accomplishments and secure their dynasty’s future, leaving behind one of the most impressive cultural legacies in European history.
Introduced by Lorenzo De’ Medici
To coincide with the Netflix superproduction, this double session begins with a Spanish-made documentary looking at the life and times of the most important family in Renaissance Florence, with contributions from historian Ana Vico of Madrid’s Rey Juan Carlos University, Guillermo Solana, director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and Lorenzo de’ Medici, who introduces the film. It is followed at 8.30pm by Los Medici: el poder de una familia / Medici – Masters of Florence: the opening episode of an eight-part series set in Florence in the early 15th century starring Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman and tells the story of the legendary Renaissance family. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
Length: 52 minutes
Dubbed into Spanish
Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan. 2016.
The production team from Storytel, the main platform for audiobooks in Europe, explain the making of the audiobook version of this Spanish-language novel by Manuel Vilas, a fascinating take on the rock singer that will appeal to anybody who was young in the 1980s.
Jenny Valentine has won several major prizes for her children’s literature and was awarded a Hay Festival International Fellowship in 2017. Her books, several of which have been published in Spain, include Finding Violet Park and The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight. Jenny discusses ways to empower adolescents and make themselves better understood. Introduced by Peter Florence.
The Hay Fellowship is supported by Arts Council Wales
This outreach event visits schools in Segovia to celebrate Aarhus39. To showcase 39 of the most interesting children’s and young people’s writers under 40 who will be attending the first Hay Festival for Children in Aarhus as part of the Danish city’s European Cultural Capital events this year, writers Ana Cristina Herreros and Alaine Aguirre will discuss their stories and the art of writing with local children.
Co-organised with Literature Across Frontiers and Literary Europe Live with support from Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and the collaboration of Segovia City Hall
Too Good to Waste seeks to question the validity of the current relationship between wood consumption and fashion. Contrary to popular perception, not all forests are disappearing. In fact, the vast American hardwood forest is a quickly expanding resource and the volume of its standing timber has more than doubled in the last 50 years.
A guided tour of the American Hardwood Export Council’s Too Good to Waste project, an interactive installation designed by Barcelona-based architect Benedetta Tagliabue, and crafted by furniture makers Benchmark.
Lawyer and collector Juan Cambiaso is the vice president of the Association of Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires and a former international patron of the Prado Museum. He talks with Guillermo de Osma, the curator of many major exhibitions over the last two decades and gallery owner, and Marina Chinchilla, Management Deputy Director of the Prado Museum about the legal aspects of art ownership. Presented by Ana Doldán de Cáceres, Director of Conservation of the Museo Esteban Vicente.
The characteristics and attributes of a great leader in organisations, sports teams, groups of friends or social movements are key to understanding the age we live in. Michael Robinson, former soccer player and sports commentator and author of Es lo que hay: mis treinta años en España. talks with Martin Boehm, Dean of IE Business School, and Andrew Hill, management editor of the Financial Times and author of Leadership in the Headlines.
Literature into television series
How the major television series are already a body of literature that has attracted the narrative talent no longer found in cinema. From G.R.R. Martin to Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective), Aaron Sorkin or David Simon (The WireÇ), the best screenplay writers are literati with global influence. Jesús Calero, Editor in Chief of ABC’s arts pages, talks to a range of writers at this year’s Hay Festival Segovia about the new era of television storytelling.